The Teanaway Community Forest

The Teanaway Community Forest

On Oct. 1, 2013, the State of Washington purchased 50,000 acres of private timberland in the Teanaway Valley. With this purchase, the legislature established the Teanaway Community Forest, an important component of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan. This is the first community forest in Washington State. It will be owned and managed by the Dept. of Natural Resources in collaboration with the Department of Fish and Wildlife. A 20-person advisory committee will help to establish guidelines for forest management and oversee the management of the new community forest.

 Let the advisory committee know your thoughts, concerns and opinions regarding management of the Teanaway Community Forest. 

Here is the link:    On-line feedback form  (anonymous) 

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The links below will provide further information on the community forest and the integrated plan.

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Map of the Teanaway Community Forest

Teanaway Community Forest:  Q & A

DNR Teanaway Community Forest web page

Teanaway Community Forest, Facebook Page

DNR, Eight Ways the Teanaway Land Purchase Affects You

Legislative Language establishing the Teanaway Community Forest  (PDF)

Advisory Committee Field Trip Guide, pg. 1-18

Advisory Committee Field Trip Guide, pg. 18-32

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Yakima Basin Integrated Plan information:

Wa State Dept. of Ecology,  The Yakima Basin Integrated Plan

Yakima River.org,  More information on the YBIP

The Yakima Basin Integrated Plan, An Overview  (PDF)